- The Detroit Lions are one of 12 teams in the playoffs, but almost no one is giving them a chance to compete for the Super Bowl this year. ESPN’s “power index” is giving them a one percent chance to even make the Super Bowl:
ESPN's football power index gives the Falcons the best chance to win the NFC. pic.twitter.com/4ffjFdnQET— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 2, 2017
- Football Outsiders is giving them even less of a chance, putting their odds at 0.7 percent to make the Super Bowl and 0.2 percent chance to win it.
- If the #Disrespkt wasn’t big enough for you there, here’s ESPN trying to cover the Detroit Lions for the first time in four years:
@PrideOfDetroit Going to talk Lions on sports center. How long has it been since that logo was used? pic.twitter.com/ucZfGTJ5Fs— John Mellen (@john_mellen2) January 3, 2017
- Oh, and ESPN wasn’t done with their Lions gaffes of the week:
ESPN talking about coaching candidates....they put up a picture of Ron Prince for Teryl Austin...oops pic.twitter.com/Q8kukUOdrX— Nick Best (@NickBest2FL) January 2, 2017
- Jim Caldwell would not comment on whether Theo Riddick underwent surgery, causing the Lions to put him on injured reserve. But he did say that the doctor’s timeline had passed for a possible recovery, so the Lions made their decision.
- The Lions in primetime was another ratings hit for the NFL:
Lions-Packers posted a 13.7 rating last night. In Detroit, the local rating was 37.7, the highest ever for a Lions game on SNF.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 2, 2017
- The Lions allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete 72.7 percent of their passes, the highest percentage in NFL history.
- Miles Killebrew loves to make diving tackles: